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Smart Energy Newsletter Archives: January 2016



Start-up helps ComEd with energy saving pilot

Nearly 6500 randomly selected ComEd customers with smart meters are participating in a six-month pilot that will help them efficiently manage and reduce their energy use and save money. The pilot is part of a partnership with start-up MeterGenius.
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Saudi bodies join forces to create energy academy

Seven Saudi Arabian and international entities are to establish a National Power Academy to help keep pace with international training standards and provide public and private sectors with qualified Saudi graduates to work in a rapidly and steadily growing energy sector.
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Intelligent software helps Columbia Pipeline Group improve safety and integrity

Texas-based Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG) has deployed intelligent pipeline software that helps it make informed decisions around pipeline safety and integrity. The software was jointly developed by General Electric and Accenture.
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Illinois foundation issues grants to educate citizens about smart meters

The Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation has announced the recipients of its latest round of grants to educate Illinois residents in the state’s transition to a digital, smart electric grid.
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Dolphin-inspired sensing technology could extend life of oil and gas pipelines

Underwater sensor technology inspired by dolphins could extend the life of oil and gas pipelines by providing new capabilities to remotely operated vehicles. The breakthrough is a result of research by Heriot-Watt Ocean Systems Laboratory, Edinburgh underwater sensing firm Hydrason and the Scottish innovation centre Censis.
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DEWA ups budget to increase clean energy use

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has approved a total budget of AED23.6bn for 2016, up from AED22.9bn in 2015, to adopt the best and latest clean energy technologies across all its operations.
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Ambyint IoT platform to unify multiple oil well data

Oil production optimisation specialist Ambyint has launched AmbyControl IoT Bridge, a network technology for unifying data collection across an oil patch.
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Asia-Pacific smart grid market to grow to meet escalating demand, says Frost & Sullivan

The smart grid market in Asia-Pacific earned revenues of US$7.6bn in 2014 and Frost & Sullivan estimates this to reach a “staggering” $13.9bn in 2019.
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Energy researchers set new record for solar cell efficiency

Scientists at the US Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and at the Swiss Center for Electronics & Microtechnology (CSEM) have jointly set a new world record for converting non-concentrated sunlight into electricity using a dual-junction III-V/Si solar cell.
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Ericsson to offer smart metering as a service
To help electricity, gas and water utilities, Ericsson is introducing smart metering as a service – a complete, end-to-end, automatic smart metering and data management system.
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Vodafone lands €100m contract to service Scottish Power
Telecoms company Vodafone has won a €100m four-year contract with Scottish Power Energy Networks to manage and upgrade performance monitoring and fault identification systems across the company’s electricity transmission and distribution networks covering more than 3.5 million homes and businesses across the UK.
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Schneider helps Basin Electric monitor critical assets
Schneider Electric is helping Basin Electric Power Cooperative with remote analysis of critical assets using Avantis Prism software. Basin is a wholesale electric generation and transmission cooperative based in North Dakota that provides electricity to 2.8 million customers in nine US states.
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Dewa signs MoU with RWE to develop smart grid technologies
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s RWE Energy Group to enhance cooperation in innovation, research and development in energy and smart grids, scientific research, and sustainable development.
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Ingenu rolls out M2M network for Texas oil and gas fields
Covering the greater Texas geographic area, a public network, powered by Ingenu’s RPMA random phase multiple access communications technology, will provide coverage in the region, serving various industries, including WellAware’s oil and gas applications.
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Digi LTE router targets electric utilities and oil and gas production
Digi International has introduced the TransPort WR31, a rugged enterprise LTE router built for critical applications operating in harsh environments. The unit features security and monitoring and the intelligence to operate on nearly any 3G or 4G LTE network in the world.
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LG invests $435m in solar energy business
LG Electronics plans to expand its solar energy business with a multimillion dollar investment to increase its solar panel manufacturing capabilities in South Korea.
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